July 20, 2000

Seven Years of GPRA: Has the Results Act Provided Results?

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In this testimony, Maurice McTigue comments on the first annual performance reports of federal agencies as required by the Government Performance and Results Act. It is unreasonable to expect perfection in this first year of reporting, but Congress must send a clear message about its expectation for complete disclosure and improvement in the quality of the reporting. The success of GPRA is tied to its clear focus on the issue of accountability.